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As part of DLA Distribution San Diego’s continued strategy to develop leaders and build strong partnerships across the region, senior leaders were invited to participate in High Performance Leadership discussions as a way to gain training and mentorship San Diego’s up and coming leaders as well as the current supervisory team. Us. Naval Base San Diego #DLADistribution

“DLA has contracts with more than 9,000 small businesses every year — about 70 percent of all suppliers are small business,” Hall said. “[Last year] was especially notable because the value of DLA’s contracts with small businesses exceeded 10 billion for the first time.” #SmallBusiness U.S. Small Business Administration

Nat Shaffir was born on a Romanian dairy farm and had what he called a “good life,” going to kindergarten and first grade with many Jewish and non-Jewish friends, until the local priest led the Nazis to his mom, dad and two older sisters. The priest had been a weekly visitor for years, always asking for donations for his struggling congregants. #Holocaust

Happy 80th birthday to that stalwart producer of federal office work - the government pen! The pen came out of legislation passed in 1972, and for something so simple it has some pretty rigorous specifications.

Skilcraft pens are still made according to the original 16-page specifications from GSA. Such things as:

- Must be able to write continuously for a mile and in temperatures up to 160 degrees and down to 40 degrees below zero.

- Blobs shall not average more than 15 per 1,000 feet of writing, with a maximum of 25 for any 1,000-foot increment.

- Writing shall not be completely removed after two applications of chemical bleach.

They've even saved lives, the lower outer barrel of the pen has been used as a temporary tracheotomy tube in emergency situations.

Though technology has lessened the use of the pens slightly, they are still in high demand. The vendor makes about 4 million pens a year.

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For users across the U.S. government and those of allied nations, as well as international organizations, this system managed by DLA is a critical tool for information about thousands of items.

Be prepared if you find yourself in an active shooter situation. Know what to do before it happens.

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As the high winds and dry conditions continued, the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management requested support from the Oklahoma National Guard to help augment local firefighters in containing and snuffing out fires. Nearly 400,000 acres have burned so far. Oklahoma National Guard

Individuals are encouraged if they notice something that shouldn't be there, or someone's behavior doesn't seem quite right to say something. https://www.dvidshub.net/news/271716/see-something-say-something-eagle-eyes-vital-spotting-danger

Food service specialists catalog, cook and supply Marines with food so they have energy to complete their mission while in garrison, training and deployed environments. Camp Lejeune

The collective bilateral efforts of both U.S. and Japan personnel improved the infrastructure used to get Misawa’s F-16s in the air faster without having to shut down the aircraft’s engines, preventing the waste of precious fuel and time. The process saves the Air Force $60,000 and 152 man-hours annually. Misawa Air Base

More than 13,000 inventory items worth approximately $111 million were moved from Hangar 2 to the Building 49 warehouse over a two-week period.

These items ranged from uniform items and equipment, to aircraft parts and deployment kits. MacDill Air Force Base

The Airmen of vehicle maintenance are some of the most mechanically inclined individuals on base. Vehicle maintenance performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on vehicles of all shapes and sizes. RAF Mildenhall

The UGR is the next level after the Meal Ready to Eat (MRE). #MREs are used to feed Airmen in a field environment according to Senior Master Sgt. Carol Allen, 433rd FSS sustainment service flight superintendent. “These meals are pre- packaged, you heat them up in the heating unit. JBSA Lackland // JBSA Randolph Passenger Terminal

Replenishment Lights
Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) prepare for a replenishment-at-sea with the fast combat support ship #USNSArctic in the Atlantic Ocean, April 13, 2018. Farragut is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cameron M. Stoner

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. DLA and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agencies have programs and displays filled with information and resources. Check out DLA's website, the go to place for the latest information on reporting and preventing sexual assault.

About Your Military

Your military is an all-volunteer force that serves to protect our security and way of life, but Service members are more than a fighting force. They are leaders, humanitarians and your fellow Americans. Get to know more about the men and women who serve, who they are, what they do, and why they do it. U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

Ax Marks the Spot
A soldier hoists a battle axe in the air to mark the finish line for paratroopers as they finish a 2.2-mile run and prepare their weapons for simulated battle during training in Italy, April 4, 2018. Army photo by Lt. Col. John Hall #RedFriday

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Army Lt. Col. (Promotable) Hattie Richardson, former commander of DLA Distribution Anniston, Alabama, will return to DLA as commander of DLA Central. U.S. Army Materiel Command

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Deputy Commander Charlie Lilli, second row, red shirt, poses with the Material Requisition Team at DLA Aviation-Cherry Point, North Carolina. During a site visit March 28.2018, Lilli presented team members with his coin recognizing their outstanding performance in reducing unfilled orders by 30 percent in six months from January – August 2017. (Photo by David F. Marriott, photographer, FRC-East) #DLAAviation Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

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By examining Enterprise Business System reports, the #DLAEnergy Customer Relationship Management team discovered that jet fuel use at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility increased from 50,000 gallons per year in 2012 to more than 500,000 gallons per year in 2016. This stark increase in fuel consumption prompted NASA to review their current vendor contract agreement and begin exploring new strategic alliances with DLA Energy. NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Wallops Flight Facility Internship

The Naval Air Systems Command's Fleet Readiness Centers have eliminated the backlog of aircraft awaiting depot-level repairs and met production goals for the last two years, according to Martin Ahmad, deputy commander, Fleet Readiness Centers. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) #DLAAviation

Survey for DLA Employees Extended to April 24 -- DLA’s people are its “secret sauce,” and employees can help shape DLA’s future by participating in the 2018 DLA Culture/Climate Survey. Watch this short video to learn how the Director of #DLADispositionServices does “no notice” site visits to connect with employees and hear what works for them and what they need improved. This idea of unplanned visits was created based on employee input from the last Culture/Climate survey. Your voice is our future! https://youtu.be/qFNSU1VYXNw

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“You’re skilled, you’re fast, you’re experienced, you’re smart, you’re tough and you come through in the clutch," Army Brig. Gen. Mark Simerly, #DLATroopSupport commander told his Town Hall audience. #Survey #Denison

The Defense Logistics Agency is a bold, forward-leaning, and innovative organization. At the Defense Logistics Agency logistics is our profession…our mission...our passion. DLA is…the Nation’s Combat Logistics Support Agency. https://youtu.be/hWdJZb3F4NY #Strategic #DLA

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